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Now own a second home at one twelfth the price

Purchasing a house anywhere in India costs a bomb. To offset the cost smart entrepreneurs have come out with the concept of   fractional ownership. It is an investment strategy, which first came into vogue when top businessmen around the globe collectively pitched in to co-own business jets. The concept is now being tried out in the real estate sector too. …

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Shaped by the Metro:?How connectivity boots real estate

In India, the Metro rail or mass rapid transit (MRT) system is usually hailed in a clutch of hopeful terms: Dream project, high-speed corridor, success story of urban mobility, Make in India achievement. But often, we overlook how these transport systems come to shape how and where we live. New Metro links are changing the realty scene in Pune, Lucknow, …

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BMW Motorrad readies for GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand

BMW Motorrad announced the finalists for Team India who will participate in the Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020. The finalists were chosen after a two-day thrilling GS adventure at the national qualifiers held in Goa. The trio, HK Naik from Bangalore,  Shakeel Basha from Coimbatore and V Sathyananth from Tirupur will proudly represent India at the international level. More than …

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Hector races past 100th delivery milestone in Goa

MG Hector, the premium SUV that drew people’s attention even before its launch, achieved 100th delivery in the Goa market recently. Deepak Humraskar the 100th customer took delivery of the vehicle at the MG showroom, Taleigao.   The send off was by Swapneel Nachinolcar, director, Group Priority and  Gaurish Sakhardande, chief executive officer, Priority Auto Lincs, Taleigao. Booking to the Hector have …

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How the underside of the car help improve its aerodynamics

The battle against drag isn’t only about what happens on top of the car: There’s plenty going on underneath as well.   Originally, most manufacturers considered the underside of cars to be out of sight and out of mind, a confusion of ugly nobbly bits not worth any attention. Today, most cars are equipped with expansive under trays to offer …

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Getting Goa’s medical tourism in better shape

Despite efforts to boost it, medical tourism is one segment of Goa’s tourism industry that is just not looking up. The branch of tourism as it exists today is at nascent stage and a mixed bag. It comprises dental treatment mainly in the costal belt of north Goa taken by international tourists and some amount of cosmetic surgery.  Ayurveda and …

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Kick-starting the Indian economy

On September 20 2019 the government announced measures such as corporate tax cut and rationalisation of GST to revive the economy. Shivanand Pandit examines the dual impact of the measures The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman declared a reduction in the corporate tax rate from about 35 per cent to 25 per cent. For the entities that do not want to …

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New food delicacies in the market

Local business house, Bennet & Bernard Group is forayed into the food industry with launch of Artisan Deli, a processed food brand, reports Shoma Patnaik Looking at the growing demand for premium quality processed food, Panjim based Bennet & Bernard Group, a business house with interests in real estate and restaurants is ventured into the food industry with the launch …

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Nobel Prize in economics for real, global issues

By DM Deshpande This year’s Nobel Prize is shared by three renowned economists who include Indian Abhijit Banerjee and his Paris born American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their pioneering work in global poverty eradication. All three belong to premiere US Universities, Banerjee and Duflo from MIT and Kremer from Harvard. There is a sense of elation and …

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EPFO dues surge to Rs 9,115 crore on fiscal pressure

The central government’s statutory dues to the state-run retirement fund manager Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has ballooned to Rs 9,115 crore, reflecting the rising pressure on government finances.  The cumulative arrears to the EPFO are only till the end of March and have increased since then, a senior government official said on condition of anonymity.   Of the total …

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